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Last week
10th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Irish national among dozen hospitalised in Bordeaux after botulism outbreak
One woman has died and at least 12 others are receiving treatment for the rare food-borne poisoning.
Last month
August 2023
Expert says new Covid variant is probably in Ireland, but there's no need to be 'overly-concerned'
The ‘Eris’ variant has swept across the UK, but has not yet been detected here.
This year
STI notifications increase by more than 20% when compared to pre-pandemic levels
The increase is largely driven by a rise in gonorrhoea and chlamydia notifications.
Public urged to be aware of winter vomiting bug symptoms as cases rise
In the first 10 weeks of 2023, there have been 394 cases of norovirus recorded.
Public health reform taking off - but success depends on State tackling inequality
A report by
Peter McGuire
Targets for recruiting public health staff are mainly on track, an investigation by Noteworthy reports.
This follows two decades of campaigning, with experts saying initial improvements are only the beginning
Data collection and analysis lag behind, with improved systems vital to make an impact
Expert: 'Public health medicine doctors were treated as second-class professionals for a long time'
Last year
Parent of child transferred to Sweden for emergency RSV treatment calls for stronger virus messaging
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says recent RSV figures are ‘substantially’ higher than other years.
Last week saw the highest number of cases of RSV Ireland has ever recorded in one week
There were 648 RSV cases, including 282 hospital inpatients with RSV, recorded last week.
Health probe underway into increase in E. Coli cases in Mid-West HSE area
29 cases were recorded in the week preceding 27 August, 7 of which were in the Mid-West region.
Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections.
Number of Irish monkeypox cases rises to 101
This is an increase of four cases from Wednesday 3 August.
Number of monkeypox cases in Ireland rises to 97
Most cases here are not linked to travel from countries where the virus is endemic.
Official Covid case numbers 'just the tip of the iceberg' as subvariants lead to summer surge
Last week there was a more than 50% jump in reported case numbers.
Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.
Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week
The HPSC said flu activity “significantly increased” last week.
All time
Three confirmed cases of the flu last week
No flu hospitalised or critical-care cases were notified during the past six weeks.
HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week
Cases of another common respiratory virus are on the rise.
'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week
The HPSC has not recorded any flu cases in the last week.
Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, “albeit at low levels”.
The HSE recently launched its winter flu vaccine programme, with children aged 2-17 offered a flu nasal spray.
Usually in Ireland, 200-500 people die from the flu each winter - but there were no recorded cases last year.
The HPSC has said that global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, "albeit at low levels".
'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated
There have been 70 fully vaccinated people admitted to ICU with a breakthrough infection since April.
Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid
The number of cases are exceeding those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.
National Covid-19 wastewater surveillance programme to begin next month
The programme will measure the level of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater within 68 wastewater catchment areas.
HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles
The HPSC is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.
How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week
On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.
There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week
The HPSC published its latest report on outbreaks and clusters in Ireland this morning.
INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19
Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.
Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture
The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.
Data shows Ireland's 14-day incidence rate now 46.8, Dublin double that at 89.1
Dublin – which has seen a spike in cases since late August – is highest at 89.1 while Sligo is the lowest at 3.1 per 100,000.
HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff
Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.
New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes
The total number of workplace outbreaks is 85, including 31 in meat processing plants.
Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate
In the video, Ben Gilroy makes a number of false and misleading claims about coronavirus and suicide in Ireland.
FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland
A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died because of the virus in Ireland.
Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.
Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19
Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.
A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19
The latest county-by-county breakdown shows Leitrim, Sligo, Waterford and Carlow have the least amount of cases.
There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes and residential settings around Ireland
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the increase in clusters this evening.
50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows
This number of clusters rose by ten in the space of one day, according to data from the HPSC.
Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country
Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes
Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.
New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes
That’s according to the latest data by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.